The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Scorpionfish. Not.

Congratulations and thanks to the entire extended Ubuntu community for today’s release of Ubuntu 13.04, the Raring Ringtail. Feedback over the past few months on raring has been fantastic – pretty much universal recognition of the performance and quality initiatives Rick’s team have lead and which have been embraced across the platform and the community.

What is new in Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Server

Ubuntu 13.04 server released and the following important changes on new version

OpenStack Grizzly

Ubuntu 13.04 includes the Grizzly release of Openstack. OpenStack projects supported in 13.04 include: Nova, Glance, Swift, Keystone, Horizon, Cinder and Quantum. Ceilometer is also included in 13.04 in Ubuntu Universe.

Ubuntu downloader for Windows discontinued from ubuntu 13.04

Due to various bugs in Wubi that have not been addressed in time for the final release, the Ubuntu team will not be releasing the Wubi installer with 13.04.


Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Released and Download links are included

The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 13.04 for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Ubuntu 13.04 Available For Download [Screenshots Tour, Video]

Ubuntu 13.04 has been released today with many enhancements and fixes to Unity as well as some important performance improvements. Read on to find out more!

7 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

Ubuntu 13.04 will be available for download in a few hours and since many of you will be installing it as soon as it's released, here are 7 useful things you can do right after the installation.

How To Install Unity Smart Scopes In Ubuntu 13.04 [PPA]

Ubuntu 13.04 was supposed to get a new Unity Smart Scopes feature, which eventually didn't make it, but if you don't want to wait for Ubuntu 13.10 to try it, you can install it right now in Ubuntu 13.04, by using a PPA.

Ubuntu 13.04 Released, Download Now Live

Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

Ubuntu 13.04, the latest version of the worlds most popular Linux distribution, is now available to download.

Lynis – Security and system auditing tool

Lynis is an auditing tool for Unix (specialists). It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.


10 Things to Do After Installing Ubuntu 13.04

Ahead of its release later today we thought we’d share with you our list of 10 things to do after installing Ubuntu.

These range from the obvious (but often forgotten) to the obscure (but super handy). Each entry aims to help all users, newcomer and seasoned-pro alike, get the most from Ubuntu.

Microsoft Ask Ubuntu To Remove Skype Icon From System

Over the last few months I’ve written a few posts on new icons being added to Ubuntu. Today I’m writing about one being removed from it.

Should I Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04?

This time tomorrow hundreds of thousands of Ubuntu users across the world will be asking themselves the same question: ‘Should I upgrade to 13.04 or not?’

While tomorrow’s release lacks much of the Bang! Pop! Wow! of earlier releases, it does provide some much-needed polish to the Unity experience.

But is that worth upgrading for?

BitTorrent Sync: Secure File Sync Between Computers Using P2P Technology [Public Alpha]

BitTorrent Sync, a free to use (but not open source) tool that can be used to automatically synchronize files between computers using the BitTorrent protocol, is now available for all as public alpha.

Audacious 3.4 Beta 1 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

The first Audacious 3.4 beta version is available for download. Audacious is a fast, lightweight music player which comes with numerous plugins and two interfaces: a Winamp-like interface (it even supports Winamp 2.x skins) and a GTK interface.

XnRetro: Add Instagram-Like Effects To Your Images With This Desktop App

XnRetro is a free to use (but not open source) tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X (as well as iOS and Android) that allows you to easily apply various vintage effects, borders and more to your images.

Add Brightness Control to Ubuntu Desktop With This Handy App

Indicator Brightness

I dual-boot Ubuntu with ChromeOS on one of my Chromebooks but, annoyingly, the brightness controls don’t work out of the box.

Sliding Menu, Larger Thumbnails & More Added to OMG! Ubuntu! Android App

Optional New Article List

ASUS Revive The Netbook With Sub-$300 Model, Offer Ubuntu Option

If it looks like a netbook, feels like a netbook then it probably is a netbook right? 

ASUS don’t think so. They’ve just launched a new 10.1″ “notebook” – the ASUS 1015e - in the USA for a bargainous sub-$300 price tag.

GNOME’s New Music App Starts to Take Shape

The ‘Album’ View in GNOME Music at the time of writing

Work on a new music player for the GNOME desktop continues to pick up pace.

Open-Source E-Mail App Geary Enters Final Days of Fundraiser

Less than 3 days remain for open-source e-mail client Geary to raise $100,000 towards future development.

Miro 6.0 released and installation instructions included

Miro (formerly named Democracy Player or DTV) is an Internet television application developed by the Participatory Culture Foundation. It runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and GNU/Linux and supports most known video file formats. It offers both audio and video, some in HD quality.


Ubuntu Community Survey Needs Your Help

Got a spare five three minutes? Of course you do, otherwise you wouldn’t be casting your eyes of my ill-worded prose! 

Ubuntu Touch Development Builds Are Now Raring Based

Daily builds of the Ubuntu Touch developer preview based on 13.04 are now available

For you bleeding edge Ubuntu Touch users, starting today daily images based on Raring are newly available from the Ubuntu QA isotracker. These are not (yet) the default images, but work is being done to iron out the kinks for it’s transition.

Cloud Sync Tool `Seafile` 1.6.0 Gets Improved Collaboration Features

Seafile, an open source cloud synchronization and collaboration tool, somewhat similar to Dropbox, ownCloud or SparkleShare, that you can install on your own server, has been updated to version 1.6.0 recently, getting some interesting new features such as a Wiki module and more.

FBMessenger: Stand-Alone Facebook Messenger For Linux

FBMessenger is a stand-alone Facebook Messenger app for Linux, very similar to the official Messenger for Windows.

This isn't an official Facebook application but it has been created by a Facebook developer and comes with the following features:
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